Legislation Assigned to the Senate Trans Committee (14)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/9/2018

H 0021 EnactedDriver Instruction/Law Enforcement Stops Kenneth Goodman
7/12/2017 Ch. SL 2017-95 Trans Trans
General Government Public Safety
Companion bill to SB 453

Adds instructions on procedures a driver should follow during a traffic stop to the state's driver license handbook and driver education curriculum. (version 1)

H 0028 MonitorDOT/Access of Motorcyclists John Torbett
5/31/2018 Re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans Trans
Requires all future parking facilities funded with state or local dollars to accommodate motorcycle parking, including sectioning portions of an existing parking space for motorcycles when that space does not meet the building code requirements for full-size motor vehicles. (version 1)
H 0110 HighDOT/DMV Changes - Megaproject Funding John Torbett
6/1/2017 Failed 2nd Reading Trans Trans
Budget Economic Development NCLM Goal Transportation

Authorizes a new fund for transportation projects “of statewide or regional significance” whose cost exceeds $200 million. The fund would exist outside of the current State Transportation Investment Program and would receive separate funding. A workgroup comprised almost entirely of local officials, including an NCLM designee, would decide which projects receive funding, based on criteria set out in the bill. (version 3)

H 0128 EnactedProhibit Drone Use Over Prison/Jail Allen McNeill
7/25/2017 Ch. SL 2017-179 Trans Trans
General Government Public Safety
H 0337 EnactedUnmanned Aircraft Systems Law Revisions John Torbett
7/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-160 Trans Trans
Public Safety
Among other changes, creates an exception to state law that otherwise limits the use of unmanned aircraft, to allow use of these aircraft by emergency management services personnel, when acting within the scope of their duties. Ensures that the processes put in place at the state level for permitting the commercial operation of unmanned aircraft aligns with corresponding federal processes. (version 1)
H 0469 EnactedRegulation of Fully Autonomous Vehicles Phillip Shepard
7/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-166 Trans Trans
Communications Economic Development Planning & Land Use Public Safety Transportation
Companion bill to SB 337

Updates state laws to reflect the availability of driverless motor vehicles, including an exemption from needing a driver’s license, minor changes to passenger restraint laws, updates to criminal laws affecting motor vehicle operation, such as leaving the scene of a crash, and requirements for insurance on and registration of the vehicle. Preempts local governments from regulating fully autonomous vehicles and their operation. (version 1)

H 0596 MonitorStudy/MPO Voting Power Distribution John Bradford
6/12/2018 Re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II Trans
Authorizes an interim legislative study of how to distribute votes among MPOs. (version 1)
S 0003 MonitorDOT/DMV Changes William Rabon
6/26/2017 Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate RulesCOH Trans
General Government Transportation
S 0220 EnactedMotor Fuel Tax Exemption for Joint Agency Norman Sanderson
6/22/2018 Ch. SL 2018-39 Fin Trans
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Transportation
Enlarges the list of entities eligible for refunds of gas taxes to include certain regional solid waste management authorities and certain public safety agencies created by interlocal agreement. (version 1)
S 0296 HighRoad Improvements Adjacent to Schools Jerry Tillman
5/11/2017 Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate -Trans
Planning & Land Use Transportation
Directs the N.C. Department of Transportation to pay for all transportation facility improvements required by the Department or a municipality during school construction, as well as right of way acquisition costs. Limits the types of improvements a municipality may require of a school to those physically connected to a driveway on the school site. Allows the NCDOT to approve any transportation facility designs for which it provides reimbursement. Applies to public and charter schools. Makes other related changes to state law. (version 1)
S 0327 MonitorDrivers With Disabilities and Law Enforcement Jerry Tillman
4/10/2017 Re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -Trans
Public Safety
Adds a component to law enforcement training courses to train officers on how to interact with a person the officer knows or reasonably should know has a mental illness or developmental disability, including de-escalation techniques and alternatives to physical or lethal force. (version 1)
S 0351 MonitorShort-Term Lease Tax/Highway Fund William Rabon
3/27/2017 Re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -Trans
Budget Economic Development Local Bills
Among other items, appropriates $50 million from the Highway Fund to be used for runway improvements at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. (version 1)
S 0381 MonitorRTPO/Establish Attendance Policy Thomas McInnis
4/10/2017 Re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -Trans

Requires rural transportation planning organizations to implement an attendance policy, which requires members to attend at least half of the meetings held per year. Requires RTPO’s to post attendance records on their website, or on the NCDOT website. In cases where a member failed to meet this attendance requirement, prevents the entity represented by that member from participating in the organization for the subsequent calendar year. (version 1)

S 0533 MonitorMitigation Services/DOT William Rabon
4/13/2017 Re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -Trans
Environment Planning & Land Use Transportation
Reorganizes the state Division of Mitigation Services by moving it from DEQ to NCDOT. Limits all compensatory mitigation activities to those identified in basinwide plans developed by the new Division. (version 1)
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